Clubhouse Conversations — 2020 Multi-Camera Emmy Nominees Roundtable

In this 72-minute video, ASC members Patti Lee (Bob Hearts Abishola), John Simmons (Family Reunion), Donald A. Morgan (The Ranch) and Gary Baum (Will & Grace) are joined by interviewer Steven V. Silver, ASC. During this in-depth dialogue, the subjects discuss their Emmy-nominated cinematography in their respective multi-camera series.


Patti Lee, ASC was born in Los Angeles, and her first break came when she was hired as a gaffer on The Bernie Mac Show and eventually served as director of photography for two seasons. Her television credits include Men at Work, Whitney, Sean Saves the World, Mulaney, See Dad Run, Mr. Robertson, Fam and the 2019 reboot of Mad About You. In 2018, she made history as the first woman ever nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Cinematography for a Multi-Camera Series for her camerawork on Superior Donuts

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John Simmons, ASC grew up in Chicago and has had a prolific career as both a still photographer and cinematographer. He has photographed more than 25 television series, including Roseanne (2018), Family Reunion, No Good Nick, Men at Work, Good Luck Charlie, All of Us, The Tracy Morgan Show, and many others. Simmons earned an Emmy for his work on Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn and another two nominations for his work on Pair of Kings. He is the co-founder and co-chair of the ASC’s Vision Committee.

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Donald A. Morgan, ASC is a nine-time Primetime Emmy winner, earning an impressive 16 nominations. Among his many credits, he has photographed such hit series as Home Improvement, Girlfriends, Last Man Standing, My Wife and Kids, Moesha and The Conners. He won the Emmy for his work on The Ranch in 2019, and he was honored with the Career Achievement in Television Award at the 34th ASC Awards.

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Gary Baum, ASC photographed two seasons of Will & Grace before the show wrapped in 2006. He then moved on to shoot such shows as The Class, Gary Unmarried, The Soul Man, Hot in Cleveland, Sullivan & Son, 2 Broke Girls, The Millers, Crowded, Superior Donuts and Man with a Plan. He has earned 11 Emmy nominations and won for his work on Mike & Molly as well as the successful 2017 reboot of Will & Grace. He is a member of the Television Academy Board of Governors.

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Steven V. Silver, ASC has photographed such hit television series as Two and a Half Men, The Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, Still Standing, Dharma & Greg and Mom. His camerawork has earned him 11 Emmy nominations and three wins.


You’ll find more episodes in this discussion series here